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MS08-029

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-029
Technical name:MS08-029
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service, Vulnerabilidades en el motor de protección contra malware de Microsoft podrían permitir la denegación de servicio
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of moderate vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:May 14, 2008
Detection updated on:May 14, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-029 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of moderate vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.

The affected software is:

  • Windows Live OneCare.
  • Antigen for Exchange and for SMTP Gateway.
  • Windows Defender.
  • Forefront Client Security.
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server and for SharePoint.
  • Standalone System Sweeper located in Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0.

This vulnerability is exploited by creating a specially crafted file and forcing the system to process it. When the Malware Protection Engine scans the file, it could cause a denial of service in the system.

 

If you have any of the affected software installed on your computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.